The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just in case you didn't know...


In the Spanish tradition, after a priest is ordained in the traditional rite and his hands are anointed and bound by the bishop, he goes to the altar rail, and if his mother is there, she unbinds the pieces of cloth and keeps them as a sign that she has given a son to the service of God and the Church. When she dies, they are put in her hands and she is buried with them where they remain until the Second Coming of Christ. Here is a photo from the Society of St. Pius X seminary in Argentina showing this. I am pretty sure that this is only a Spanish tradition.

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18 Comments:

At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Brazilio said...

It also used to be done in Portugal and Brazil - it is still done in the few Traditional ordinations which take place in Brazil. I just thought it was common everywhere...

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger FrGregACCA said...

An interesting and certainly appropriate custom. Now, can one of y'all who is an expert (or not) on the traditional Latin Rite explain why the chasuble is folded up in the back?

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger Arturo Vasquez said...

In the traditional rite of ordination, the priestly powers were seen to be given at various stages. At this point in the ordination ceremony, he has received the power to offer sacrifices for the living and the dead, and his hands have been consecrated to God and anointed for that purpose. He will then concelebrate his first Mass with the bishop. (By the way, he doesn't actually concelebrate from the altar, but a ways away.) At the end of the Mass, the bishop will confer on him the power to forgive sins, at which point he is a "full priest", and only then is the chausable unfolded. In Catholic sacramental theology, of course, all the priestly powers are given at the actual prayer of ordination, but the powers are symbolically divided throughout the cermemony.

 
At 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cloth is called a maniturgium, and non-Spaniards observe the practice as well. I work for a religious goods supplier, and we sell them to plenty of seminarians who have no Spanish culture or ancestry.

-DM

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger FrGregACCA said...

Thanks, Arturo. Makes sense and underscores the distinction between order and jurisdiction.

 
At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Emporer Palaeologus said...

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At 11:21 AM, Blogger Arturo Vasquez said...

DM,

I know the cloth is used in all traditional ordinations, but I was more wondering whether the removing of the maniturgia by the mother is a universal tradition. My understanding was that it wasn't, though I could be wrong. Maybe someone could find pictures of this part of the ceremony from a non-Hispanic church and post a link here.

 
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